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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY

SUBJECT: New State-of- the-Art Street Tree System to be Installed Today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
8/11/2009  11:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sue Romero  (206) 684-8548


New State-of- the-Art Street Tree System to be Installed Today

SEATTLE--A newly developed structure to support street trees will be installed today on Fourth Avenue just south of Virginia, at the new Escala Development. This is the first instance of use of this innovative product in Seattle.

The system is designed to contain roots of large trees in an urban setting. The structure should prevent damage of adjacent pavement and underground utilities by spreading roots and will provide predictability for future nearby work under the pavement. The modular structure was prescribed by SDOT to accommodate red oak trees required for the private development as a condition for removing existing trees. The developer will plant two new trees that will grow more quickly to full maturity using this system.


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